Mark Selby (@1.5) vs Jack Lisowski (@2.62)

Our Prediction:

Mark Selby will win

Mark Selby – Jack Lisowski Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 02:30

In his match against Chen, Lisowski made the first 147 in competitive play of his career.[15] In the first round of the event in York, Lisowski lost 26 to Stuart Bingham.[16] Lisowski beat Ian Burns and Jamie Burnett to qualify for the China Open and then saw off Zhou Yuelong to advance to the last 32. The 2012/2013 season was a breakthrough year for Lisowski as he qualified for five ranking tournaments, including the World Championship, and reached his second final as a professional.[14] The first tournament he reached was the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Dave Harold and he lost 25 to Mark Davis in the first round in Bendigo.[14] He couldn't qualify for the next two events, but then defeated Chen Zhe and Joe Perry to feature in the UK Championship for the first time.

Ronnie OSullivan ended the season with the highest match win percentage but it was the new world champion Judd Trump who claimed two of the three triple crown events. Here are the results from the 20 ranking events last season and the three big non-ranking events. From the 23 events there were eleven different winners with three of these being maiden wins. Neil Robertson also had a very good season reaching the most finals, six in total.

64 players will compete in an attempt to get their season off to a flying start and collect the winners cheque worth 50,000 from the Kaspersky sponsored event. Live coverage can be followed on Eurosport 1&2. It will be held from the 26-28th July and will be staged at the Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia. The Riga Masters is the opening ranking event of the 2019-2020 season. Neil Robertson is the defending champion having beat Jack Lisowski 5-2 in last years final.

Lisowski also has a great draw here with the highest ranked player he could meet before the Last 16 being Jimmy Robertson. Jackpot was one of the most improved players last season with a 67% match win rate in ranking events (7th highest). He has continued that with impressive form so far this season reaching the final of the Riga Masters and the Quarter final of the World Open.

Head-to-Head: Mark Selby Vs Jack Lisowski

In the final he lost 04 to Tom Ford. After a series of early exits from main tour events, he reached the final of Event 3 of the Players Tour Championship, winning six matches including a 43 win over Mark Selby in the semi-final, where he came back from 13 down.

Jackpot had a very strong and consistent season last time out with the joint 5th highest match win percentage in the game. Lisowski looks poised to go one better and claim his first ranking event win having made three final appearance last season, one of them here at Riga. This impressive form has seen him shoot into the worlds top 16 rankings.

He therefore entered the UK Championship in good form and looked to be progressing into the second round as he led Michael Leslie 40. Lisowski began the 2013/2014 season by qualifying for the 2013 Wuxi Classic where he whitewashed Tian Pengfei 50 in the first round, before being narrowly beaten 54 by Mark Williams in the second.[25][26] At the European Tour event, the Antwerp Open, Lisowski won five matches to advance to the semi-finals where he lost 42 to Mark Selby.

My granddad was Ukrainian, although I'm regularly told that it's a Polish name. During an interview with Eurosport's commentator Przemek Kruk, Lisowski was asked about the origins of his surname, he replied: "Obviously living in England and having the surname 'Lisowski' makes me stand out as it's definitely not an English name. People often struggle to pronounce it and it's usually a good conversation starter.

Last season he reached a Semi-final in the Welsh Open and the Quarter-final of the previous Paul Hunter Classic. He should be considered a threat to go far again considering all the absent top players. The Tyneside Terror is another player that has been knocking on the door for his first ranking event win. Wilson has also shown promising form this season by making the Quarter-final of the latest event (World Open).

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The format for this tournament is very short, only best of 7 frame matches from the first round all the way to and including the final. This should allow for some surprise results where some the favourites will inevitable fall before the later stages. Therefore it may be best to oppose some of the shorter odds players in this field and take a chance on some promising players at bigger odds. Also with many of the worlds top players absent for this event the winning place is really wide open for the 128 players in the draw. Looking back at the previous winners there are some players on the list that dont normally win tournaments like Michael Holt, Barry Pinches and even last season with Michael White.

Lisowski had a very good season in the Players Tour Championship series of tournaments in the 2011/2012 season. He reached the quarter-finals of Event 6 and Event 9 and went one better in Event 5, where he was knocked out in the last 4 against compatriot, and eventual winner, Andrew Higginson.

Neil Robertson 10-4 Michael Georgiou. David Gilbert 7-10 Joe Perry. FIRST ROUND. Jack Lisowski 10-8 Ali Carter. Shaun Murphy 10-3 Luo Honghao. Mark Allen 10-7 Zhou Yuelong. Ronnie OSullivan 10-3 James Cahill. Barry Hawkins 10-5 Li Hang. Stephen Maguire 10-6 Tian Pengfei. Mark Williams 10-5 Martin Gould. Judd Trump 10-7 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. Stuart Bingham 10-8 Graeme Dott. Ding Junhui 10-6 Anthony McGill. Kyren Wilson 10-6 Scott Donaldson. Luca Brecel 10-7 Gary Wilson. John Higgins 10-6 Mark Davis. Mark Selby 10-5 Zhao Xintong.

Lisowski started the season with a trio of qualifying wins for the second year in a row to reach the Australian Goldfields Open and, just like last year, he was whitewashed 50 in the first round this time by Judd Trump.[36]After beating Ali Carter 65 at the International Championship, he lost 63 to Marco Fu in the second round.[37] Lisowski knocked out Zak Surety and Graeme Dott at the UK Championship, but bemoaned the fact that he could not translate that form to the main arena in the third round as he lost 64 to David Grace.[38] He was narrowly defeated 43 in the second round of the Welsh Open to Martin Gould.